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Developers Can't Understand Design

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November 09, 2012

Developers Can't Understand Design

(And Other Completely Untrue Design Myths)

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Jen Myers

November 09, 2012
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  1. Developers Can’t Understand Design and other completely untrue design myths

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  2. I’m a designer.* I’m Jen.

  3. I make things pretty. I make things static. I make

    things without code. And by designer, I mean ... *
  4. I make things pretty. I make things static. I make

    things without code. And by designer, I mean ... *
  5. I make things pretty. I make things static. I make

    things without code. And by designer, I mean ... *
  6. I make things pretty. I make things static. I make

    things without code. And by designer, I mean ... *
  7. I make things pretty. I make things static. I make

    things without code. And by designer, I mean ... * I make things.
  8. You keep using that word. I do not think it

    means what you think it means. “ Inigo Montoya
  9. We have a communication problem.

  10. Don Draper is a bad role model.

  11. Don Draper is a bad role model.

  12. We can communicate better.

  13. Design is decoration DESIGN MYTH #1

  14. “ It’s not just what it looks like and feels

    like. Design is how it works. Steve Jobs
  15. form function follows

  16. fonts colors content user experience information hierarchy what

  17. color theory wireframes ui patterns user testing copy how

  18. Design is subjective DESIGN MYTH #2

  19. “ Visual design is about problem solving, not about personal

    or unsupported opinion. Bob Baxley
  20. repetition emphasis balance proximity ratios contrast

  21. negative space

  22. Design is separate from development DESIGN MYTH #3

  23. “ Developers, instead of planning and executing with their users

    in mind, end up creating technological solutions over which they ultimately have little control. Like mad scientists, they fail because they have not imbued their creations with humanity. Alan Cooper
  24. be your own designer work better with your designers hire

    better designers
  25. the digital native designer = a designer who understands how

    design works on the web and how to implement it
  26. Jen Myers Relevance jen@thinkrelevance.com @antiheroine SLIDES: speakerdeck.com/u/jenmyers/p/developers-cant-understand-design